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  Because you know a tutu is the appropriate attire for tree decorating…. Mama: No! Five minute time out! Get to your room! Frankie: (muttering under her breath as she walks away) Good, that’s not very long **************************** Mama: Please don’t take the ornaments off the tree. Frankie: But mama, I’m making a bowl of […]

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My Grandfather lives with us. He just turned 95.  Most people think he is about 70. He takes care of himself with me to provide laundry and cooking.  Half the time he drives himself down to the diner in the morning or the burger joint in the evening. He really isn’t much trouble at all. […]

What a nice “quiet” book for bedtime.  In 3 chapters for early readers, but perfect for reading to a pre-schooler.  Houndsley and Catina are practicing for the concert but it looks like they might get snowed in.  Catina starts to worry about all the things she can’t do when they are stuck in the house, […]

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With some snipping of the stragglers and a judicously placed headband I think we might have pulled it off.  Of course, there is the power struggle over where to place the bow and the ever present problem of if she knows her picture is being taken this grimace is her idea of a smile, but […]

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I am sure I’m not the only mama this has happened to….   A quiet evening at home, the night before school picture day… Frankie:  Mama, Look!  (big smile) Mama:  AAAAHHHH.  WHAT IS THAT IN YOUR HANDS! Frankie:  I cut my hair Mama!  (still with the smile) Mama:  (puts her face in her hands and […]

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Such a fun day! They supplied all the materials and Frankie drew the face herself and picked out all the clothing and accessories. (because you know the accessories are the most important part!) Unfortunately for Mama, having a girly-girl requires a scarecrow with a skirt/dress but we finally made it work. Word of advice….take your […]

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So, Daddy took Frankie to dance class again and took one picture before he was politely asked to stay out of the classroom. It is the rule and the reason for it obvious after Frankie saw him and promptly had a meltdown….

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So, first of all, I LOVE my new job. Frankie does not. She lets me know by the pile of sobbing pre-schooler on the floor as I leave her. At home with her Daddy. My job is interesting and engaging and creative and really, what more can you ask for? On the other hand, I […]

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Mama: Oh Frankie, what have you done? (in a very tired, resigned voice) Frankie: Mama, I drew you a picture with the marker Mama: Honey, we don’t draw on the desk, you need to use paper Frankie: Oh, (starts to cry) But it’s you and me together being happy! (kiss on the head)

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Sitting on the piano bench putting on shoes….. Frankie: Mama, I’m playing the pwiano to tell you you’re hurting my feet. Mama: It’s pi-ano Frankie: Mama, I’m playing this instrument to tell you you’re hurting my feet.